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Miles City in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Carriage House Historic District

 
 
Carriage House Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Carriage House Historic District Marker
Inscription.  This gracious, historic residential neighborhood illustrates Miles City's prosperity as it evolved from a frontier town into the livestock, transportation, commercial, and governmental hub of eastern Montana. Businessmen and community leaders built most of these homes between 1880 and 1890 and again from 1900 to 1915— prosperous years sparked by the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1881 and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad in 1908. The neighborhood took shape before automobiles became common. Carriage houses reflect construction during a pre-car era and distinguish it from other neighborhoods. Residents often sought design assistance from architects, including Charles S. Haire, David and Brynjulf Rivenes, and Byron Vreeland. Owners wanted stylish homes that conveyed a sense of culture, beauty, and community stability. Queen Anne towers, stained glass, spindlework, and shingles are common in many early structures. Later, more restrained symmetrical Colonial Revival and Renaissance elements, as well as Craftsman style features, were used. At the height of Montana's homestead boom in the teens, Miles City was
Carriage House Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Carriage House Historic District Marker
bulging with people. Allied in style and origin, the homes of the Carriage House Historic District reflect the community pride and optimism present during one of Miles City's most confident periods of growth.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 24.517′ N, 105° 50.776′ W. Marker is in Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Street and North 10th Street, on the right when traveling east on Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 Pleasant Street, Miles City MT 59301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ulmer House (a few steps from this marker); Furstnow House (within shouting distance of this marker); John and Anna Gibb House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Kennie / Howe House (about 400 feet away); 1005 Palmer (about 500 feet away); McAusland House (about 500 feet away); Alderson House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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